Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Empathy for all


Wheat Paste | Capitol Hill
Panasonic GF1 + Lumix G 20/1.7

Is empathy a human trait? Can humans find empathy for other types of life? Recently, a whale was found tangled in a never ending web of fishing refuse. A group of divers spent hours cutting her free. She swam for joy then came back to each diver in turn and looked them dead in the eye for several minutes each. They were surprised she could show them such perfect understanding and gratitude without speech. Just because a being doesn't speak our language in our way doesn't mean there can be less understanding between us. All we have to do is remember that understanding and empathy are universal. Seek what you wish to see and so it shall be.

Beauty can be found by looking
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Photo by Taylor Hurley

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